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Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa

Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa

With effect from 29 October 2023 employers with accreditation can no longer have a 90-day trial period clause in employment contracts that are being issued to prospective employees requiring an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). This change applies to Job Check Applications that may have been submitted prior to 29 October 2023, but are evaluated on or after this date.

In the Event of an Ongoing Job Check Application

If an employer has a Job Check application in process and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has not yet reached a decision regarding it, the following steps are necessary:

  • Examine the Job Check application thoroughly to ensure the employment contract does not include a trial period.
  • In case the employment agreement does include a trial period, this MUST be promptly replaced with a revised employment agreement that excludes the trial period.
  • It is recommended to complete this prior to 1 November 2023 to facilitate processing of the application.

Bear in mind that a Job Check application might either be rejected or experience delays in processing if the employment agreement contains a trial period.

Employers can go on the Employ Migrants page and upload the updated employment agreement.

More information about the 90- day trial period changes can be found here

If you have any questions regarding this change, get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.

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